It's interesting to look at PanAmIII, their plan, their operations to date and their prospects for future success...
...there is a real tendency to assume that, if an airline's business model doesn't look and smell like the traditional airlines we are all accustomed to, they are not legitimate, cannot succeed, are "riddled with bogosity" (as a wise old sage once said).
When the Guilford Transportation people announced their intention to operate an airline called "Pan American," I did not think they'd actually start ops. And when I learned that they intended to base in Portsmouth, NH, and operate flights to Bangor, ME, it added to the surreal tone.
But guess what? If it works, it works, and if they are successfully putting fare-paying pax in flights to less heavily-traveled airports, well, great going.
WN started with three jets flitting DAL-SAT-HOU, and almost noone expected them to actually succeed- how could they dream of taking share away from Texas International and Braniff? Now they are operating a huge and hugely-profitable operation.
You just never know- carefully chosen city pairs, and well-chosen facilities, and PanAm might just make a new reality. I know that, if I lived in one of those locales, and could fly to where I needed to be and never *touch* a mega-jetport, I'd do it and never look back. Big airports are great for spotting, but traveling to and through them just plain sucks.
As for equipment, I look for 727's for at least 8 years (unless they grow much faster than I expect), then 757's, or 737-700/900.
I hope they do great.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...